Gentle Care for Your Family’s Smiles

Dental care is personal: your clinical, emotional, and lifestyle concerns are unique. At Southern Family Dental Group, we understand this and provide care tailored to you.

Dr. Jarrett H. Walden, Dr. Colin T. Strub, Dr. Kathryn Mentzer, and Dr. Thomas Marshall are focused on you as a person. They will ask lots of questions about your life, hobbies, and treatment goals. Then they will develop a unique care plan, one that addresses your clinical and personal needs.

As a family-friendly dental office, our doctors and team members believe in caring for you as we would a member of our family. We offer leading-edge, gentle care that will improve your oral and overall health, along with your smile. We serve the dental needs of everyone in the family, from toddlers through parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Individual Care

We know the best dental experience, and strongest, most incredible results, come from truly understanding you. There are many treatment options and techniques to fix most dental issues. The key is finding the approach that works for you.

Your oral health and smile are important to you; they’re important to us, too. We want you to be happy with the care you receive. By talking, really listening, and encouraging questions, we’ll learn who you are. This gives us the best insight into how we can exceed your expectations.

Dental Care with a Smile

Everyone at Southern Family Dental Group is a people person. We love the long-term relationships we build with our families — relationships based on trust, empathy, and open communication. We look forward to learning who you are and sharing stories of our own.

For us, dental care is about helping our friends and neighbors develop their healthiest, best smiles. We love what we do and it shows!

Our History

We’ve been serving our community since 1978, when Dr. Hudson J. Powell founded the practice. Sharing the same commitment to exceptional, family-friendly care, Dr. Walden joined Dr. Powell in 2008. Dr. Powell built the practice reputation as a friendly, happy, and supportive environment that also happens to take care of a family’s dental needs. He was a gentle, kind-spirited gentleman who always put others before himself. Sadly, Dr. Powell passed in 2013.

In January 2015, Dr. Joseph Griffin merged his practice to ours, where he, his staff, and patients joined Southern Family Dental Group. His patients and staff quickly became part of our dental family. Sadly, Dr. Griffin passed away August 2019. He is missed by our staff and his patients, but we are so fortunate we’re able to continue providing care to his patients. 

We strive every day to embody the same compassionate and selfless characteristics of Dr. Powell and Dr. Griffin, and keep their memory alive in our hearts and acts. We continue to provide gentle dental care for the whole family and maintain an office that feels like a home.

Schedule a Visit

Please call to learn more and schedule a visit at our Office. We can't wait to welcome your family to our smile family!